TIF Newsletter January 2023
New Learning Centre: Air Glubi
This month we opened a new Learning Centre in the small island community of Air Glubi, with 47 new students registered. We held a Parents Information Session, with the Head of Air Glubi Village attending.
Air Glubi is located in Bintan Pesisir District, a boat ride away from our Kelong and Tenggel Learning Centres. The island is under resourced, and approximately 70% of the population are Orang Suku Laut.
Due to the distance from our head office on Bintan, we are working to establish a small island coordination system, led by Program Coordinator, Halim. It is hoped that lessons learned will inform future program expansion to more remote islands.
Welcome to our new Teacher, Ayes, who grew up in Air Glubi - it is great to have you on board!
This month, students across our 11 Learning Centres focussed on understanding their unique talents and interests, and how these can be nurtured for their future selves.
Students were invited to explore what they hope to be when they grow up through activities including making a chart of the professions they see around them, and creating dream trees and a river of life.
Students learned together and in small groups, with Teachers utilising treasure hunts, flash cards, drawing and videos.
TIF Fun Days
Congratulations to our team for holding TIF Fun Day events in six schools this month!
TIF Fun Days are an opportunity for us to engage with our partner primary schools and a broader base of students. Our team takes over the school for a half day and provides active and outdoor learning sessions, and fun competitions.
At the six TIF Fun Day events this month, we reached 789 primary school students, including 202 TIF students, and 55 primary school teachers.
Suhendy and Darto of Nikoi Island facilitated leadership training for our Yayasan team. The training consisted of group problem solving exercises to promote team work, and an in-depth look at the decision tree. Everyone on the team actively participated in the training, and reported an increased awareness about the the key themes and take-aways.
Evolve Workshop and Performance
Evolve Arts - an international creative arts centre in Singapore - visited Bintan and delivered drama workshop and a collaborative performance for students from three of our Learning Centres. A total of 127 students participated in the workshop and performance that brought together three well known tales: Snow White, The Gingerbread Man and Aladdin.
Keep an eye out for a video recap next month!
Annual Report 2021-2022
To read about our achievements, financial summary and plans for the next year, take a look at The Island Foundation Annual Report 2021-2022 here.